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How can I prepare my deck for the warm season?

by home improvement guy on 04-17-2019 at 10:22 AM

An outdoor deck provides great comfort and luxury for spring and summer outdoor entertaining. But, even the most well-constructed deck needs to be well-maintained and inspected every so often. Wood decks require the most maintenance, but even composite decks need to be checked. Follow these steps to ensure a safe deck season for your family.


At least once per year, conduct your own inspection of the deck to identify

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How should I prepare my irrigation system for the season?

by home improvement guy on 04-02-2019 at 07:43 AM

If you've installed an automatic irrigation system in your lawn, you already know you've made a significant investment in your lawn's health. Protect that investment by taking the proper steps to turning it on for the first time in the season. Irrigation systems involve many small moving parts and a constant water flow, and these elements require frequent maintenance. You should perform an inspection at least twice a year when you start up for spring and when

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Your official spring home walkthrough

by home improvement guy on 03-18-2019 at 08:12 AM
With the change of seasons, it's time to open your windows and let that fresh spring breeze flow through your home. But it's also time to inspect your property for damage, maintenance issues and potential improvements.

If you conduct a thorough home walkthrough, your spring tests and inspections will fly by and you'll be on to enjoying the weather in no time.

- Test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to make sure they're working properly, and swap out old batteries

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How can I prepare my lawn for spring and summer?

by home improvement guy on 03-18-2019 at 08:08 AM
When you plan for spring lawn maintenance, don't overlook aeration and dethatching. These two seemingly unglamorous, unexciting processes can play a big role in maintaining a healthy, bright lawn through the summer.


Soil tends to compact over time, and this hinders the passage of air, water and nutrients to your grass roots. Aerating a lawn involves creating deep, slender holes that create a pathway for water and nutrients to reach hungry

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How can I save water around the house?

by home improvement guy on 03-11-2019 at 12:53 PM
Water is one of the most important utilities in the home, and one of the easiest to overuse. The Environmental Protection Agency estimates the average home loses 10,000 gallons per year to leaks. The EPA has declared March 18-24 as Fix a Leak Week, but you can improve your home's water usage any time.

Follow these tips to conserve water around the house and save money while doing your part to use water wisely.

Update your appliances: Older appliances

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